Without God, There is no Truth
Every time we make a decision, we analyze variables, react to the data, and apply our knowledge, wisdom, and experience. This process is repeated constantly throughout one’s lifetime. Truth happens to play a vital role in this process, being the constant upon which we can build our decision-making process. Without the truth, we are relegated to stumbling around in the dark, hopelessly searching for the right path to get us to an unknown destination, from a point in time and space from whence we came, about which we similarly have no recollection. In short, without the truth, mankind is lost.
Now, we can understand the nature of truth being that which is forever constant, unchanging, and right. The truth is the standard upon which we base all of our theories, laws, and understanding. Yet, some contend that the truth is a constantly changing, malleable, evolutionary adaptation that somehow has been “invented” by mankind over time. If mankind is lost without the truth, how then are we to believe that those same beings are capable of stumbling upon the right path, merely by a series of accidents over an inevitable amount of time? Moreover, what makes what mankind has decided is true actually true? How could we ever know? The truth is we couldn’t. That is why a just, all-knowing, and eternal being called God had to hand the truth down to mankind. You see, the knowledge that our Creator established the objective truth that we can all measure up to is vital to our survival. As long as the individuals within the group understand that a Greater Being than themselves created right and wrong, just as He created each individual, the group has a foundation capable of building upon.
Truth without God is relative. It is a house built upon a foundation of sand, succumbing to even the weakest of erosive elements, stripping it away as if it never existed. Without an objective standard every human being can follow and be held accountable to, disagreement and difference of opinion will always threaten any system man attempts to construct. Where the world is today, with individuals mostly living in large communities of one form or another, coalescence around objective and unchanging standards is important. It is not a stretch to say that almost every law can be “reasoned” against, without divine truth, depending on the individual and his circumstances. If truth is relative, then expediency will finds its way inside, decaying any set of laws from within. When a husband learns of his wife’s infidelity, is it not natural for that man to entertain the idea that the offending party “deserves” to die? When a man is down on his luck, searching for his next meal, would not a great deal of people grant him leniency for stealing to stave off his hunger? Is that right?
Without reverence for God, and respect for His laws, society will turn to a standard that carries no weight of truth. That is the “to each his own” standard. The “since I am free to do as I please, anything I please to do is okay.” While these phrases may not sit well with a great many of people, the world is already utilizing its sentiment as justification for certain obvious transgressions! In regards to abortion, the number one answer I hear from pro-choicers is, “A woman should have the right to do as she pleases with her own body.” This is repeated almost as if it is some sort of mantra, and those who hold fast to it feel that it is the epitome of virtue. The idea that a person can choose what to do with her body, regardless of truth, and since it is what she “feels” is right, it must be so. I would beg to differ on that premise alone, yet there is another variable that the abortion advocates simply choose to ignore. There is another human being, who is having the all-important decision, whether they live or die, being made unilaterally by another. The child within the mother who chooses abortion is given a death sentence by their mother, and is executed by the abortionist who callously removes them from their life-giving vessel. Without objective truth, ignorance and relativism rules the day, and innocent lives are lost as a result.
Human beings are selfish by nature. We are all hopelessly locked in our own bodies and minds. We will never fully understand what our fellow humans think, feel, or believe about anything. It’s impossible. For that reason, everything is relative. Because of this, mankind must have God-given truth, if there is a hope for continued survival and prosperity together. This is the unavoidable truth that has given birth to this incredible free nation we live in today. America was built upon the foundation of a particular set of truths. These truths were and continue to be God-given. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Through God’s laws, humans can live together without trespassing upon one another or threatening each other’s life or property. The rules are simple, unchanging, and true. Without them we are always one difference of opinion away from destroying one another.